Environmental ethics expert Larry Rasmussen, the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, will speak today at 4 p.m. in Winston Hall, Room A. His topic is “Sustainable Development – No! Sustainable Community -Yes!” Rasmussen wrote the book, “Earth Community, Earth Ethics,” and co-wrote “Ethics for a Small Planet: New Horizons for Population, Consumption and Ecology.” He edits the Society of Christian Ethics journal and has written several other books. The lecture is free and open to the public. Rasmussen’s talk is part of Wake Forest’s “Environment 2000” symposium.
Wake Forest’s cardiac rehabilitation program, the first such program in North Carolina and one of the first in the nation, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in May. The program, which has helped more than 3,000 people since its beginning, serves people who have survived heart attacks, heart surgery or other heart problems. Focused on lifestyle behaviors, the program uses innovative treatments and provides state-of-the-art personalized care to participants. Specific issues addressed include physical activity, nutritional habits, weight management, quality of life and smoking behavior. The program’s founders and current director are available for interviews. Camera crews are welcome to shoot footage of cardiac rehabilitation patients working out during their exercise therapy sessions held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Barry Franklin, exercise physiologist and president of the American College of Sports Medicine, will present the lecture, “The ABCDEs of Cardiac Rehabilitation,” on May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The lecture is part of the 25th anniversary of Wake Forest’s cardiac rehabilitation program.
A logo for the Oct. 11 presidential debate has been created by Wake Forest art director Samantha Hand and approved by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The logo features an American flag-draped Wait Chapel and the words, “Presidential Debate, Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.” A link to downloadable versions of the logo is featured on the official university debate Web site at www.wfu.edu/debate. Organizations, companies and others with questions regarding their potential usage of the logo may call the University Editor’s Office at Wake Forest at 336-758-5379.
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